A Les Freres Toussaint German Enameled 18K Gold Snuff Box, Hanau, Germany, circa 1780
    Marks: LFT, K (crowned), (erroneous rosette charge mark)
    1 h x 2-1/2 w x 1-7/8 d inches (2.5 x 6.4 x 4.8 cm)
    96.38 grams

    The hinged, ovular box with painted budding tree on a translucent enamel over engine-turned ground to the lid, sides, and base, with white enamel filets surrounded by green enameled rope-form borders, alternating enameled panels and taille d'epargne urns to sides.

    Note: The erroneous rosette mark may be imitating the charge mark of the tax fermier, Julian Alaterre (1768-1774).

    Condition Report*:

    Light scuffing to the base, minor pitting to the filets, a few scattered light scratches to the enameled panels, otherwise with surface scratches to the gold elements indicative of age and use presents well.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
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